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Mauger sharpening his Axe: P.201-1941

Object information


Mauger sharpening his Axe


Cruikshank, George (Printmaker)
Bentley, Richard (Publisher)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1941-12) by Palgrave, Francis, Rev. and Annora, Miss


Production date: AD 1840


From The Tower of London by W.H. Ainsworth, p. 129

Mauger is misspelt Monger on the plate

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper Image Height 123 mm Width 100 mm
Sheet Height 158 mm Width 110 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Monger sharpening his Axe
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: George Cruikshank
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.201-1941
Primary reference Number: 262
Cohn: 14 part V.i
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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